Transcendental Style in Film

Author: Paul Schrader
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520969146
Format: PDF, ePub
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With a new introduction, acclaimed director and screenwriter Paul Schrader revisits and updates his contemplation of slow cinema over the past fifty years. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state by means of austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and editing that avoids editorial comment. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, and Carl Dreyer—and posits a common dramatic language used by these artists from divergent cultures. The new edition updates Schrader’s theoretical framework and extends his theory to the works of Andrei Tarkovsky (Russia), Béla Tarr (Hungary), Theo Angelopoulos (Greece), and Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), among others. This key work by one of our most searching directors and writers is widely cited and used in film and art classes. With evocative prose and nimble associations, Schrader consistently urges readers and viewers alike to keep exploring the world of the art film.

Der Klang der Maschine

Author: Karl Bartos
ISBN: 3732529754
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Das Modell", "Die Roboter", "Computerwelt" oder "Tour de France": Bei allen großen Hits von Kraftwerk war Karl Bartos als Komponist dabei. Mit seinem Einstieg im Jahr 1975 entwickelte das Düsseldorfer Quartett jene unverkennbare Soundarchitektur, die die Band weltweit so einflussreich machte. Kraftwerk waren Wegbereiter für Techno, House und auch Elektropop. In seiner Autobiografie erzählt Karl Bartos zum ersten Mal, was in den berühmten Kling Klang-Studios wirklich passierte, warum er die Band nach einem verlorenen Jahrzehnt 1990 verlassen hat und warum Kraftwerk heute ins Museum gehört.

Mittelalter im Film

Author: Christian Kiening
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110922614
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mittelalterfilme imaginieren eine Zeit, die gleichzeitig fremd und vertraut ist. Sie suchen im Vergangenen das Gegenwärtige, entwerfen farbenprächtige Tableaus und erproben neue filmische Ästhetiken. Der vorliegende Band bietet eine systematische Einführung in das Genre und eine Präsentation wesentlicher Filme durch namhafte Wissenschaftler.

The Bressonians

Author: Codruţa Morari
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785335723
Format: PDF, ePub
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How should we understand film authorship in an era when the idea of the solitary and sovereign auteur has come under attack, with critics proclaiming the death of the author and the end of cinema? The Bressonians provides an answer in the form of a strikingly original study of Bresson and his influence on the work of filmmakers Jean Eustache and Maurice Pialat. Extending the discourse of authorship beyond the idea of a singular visionary, it explores how the imperatives of excellence function within cinema’s pluralistic community. Bresson’s example offered both an artistic legacy and a creative burden within which filmmakers reckoned in different, often arduous, and altogether compelling ways.

ReFocus The Films of Budd Boetticher

Author: Gary D Rhodes
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474419054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the most important yet overlooked of Hollywood auteurs, Budd Boetticher was responsible for a number of classic films, including his famous 'Ranown' series of westerns starring Randolph Scott. With influential figures like Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood acknowledging Boetticher's influence, and with growing academic interest in his work, Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer present a vital collection of essays on the director's long career, from a range of international scholars. Looking at celebrated films like Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) and Comanche Station (1960), as well as at lesser-known works like Escape in the Fog (1945) and Behind Locked Doors (1948), this book also addresses Boetticher's influential television work on the James Garner series Maverick, and Boetticher's continuing aesthetic influence on contemporary TV classics like Breaking Bad.

The Religious Film

Author: Pamela Grace
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310542
Format: PDF
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From The Gospel According to Matthew to Jesus ChristSuperstar, from The Passion of Joan of Arc to TheLast Temptation of Christ and Jesus of Montreal, TheReligious Film captures the glory, gore, and centrality of thisimportant genre. A short, accessible introduction to religious film, exploringthe genre as spectacle, as musical, and as controversy Examines the historical, cultural and critical background forreligious films from the silent era through to the presentday Introduces the complexities and characteristics of this iconicgenre of film, including common sounds and images, and the valuesthat most traditional films of this kind uphold